At last the sun is shining on the tree peonies and their red leaves are unfurling to reveal tight buds still wrapped up warm against these bitter winds. We have three decent sized trees - the lovely dark coloured delavayi, a white one and this gorgeous creature below which was also supposed to be white. It arrived as a present years ago and was so small that for the first few years it was trodden on, then when it got bigger it was accidentally strimmed, then finally, surrounded by wire in its own gated community we waited for it to unfurl its brilliant white flowers only to find it was pink. But what a pink! They don't cut well unfortunately, but even for a day - to bring one of the blooms inside and sit and admire it -is worth it.
Got the horses up today. Completely out of hay now and with no sign of the grass growing I am having to feed them haylage - an expensive sort of shrink wrapped hay which is the equivalent of them eating caviare.
|so where is this haylage stuff?|
|Harry and Trude|
|Beezle and Pixie on deer watch|
Came back and potted on the black cornflowers - forty healthy looking plants that I hope are going to grow into this!